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by codc10
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/17/2017: AA Adds MIA-BON, AS Shrinks SEA-LAX/SFO, DL Shrinks in LAX; DY Drops BOS-CPH/OSL, Adds JFK-AMS
Replies: 48
Views: 6393

Re: OAG Changes 12/17/2017: AA Adds MIA-BON, AS Shrinks SEA-LAX/SFO, DL Shrinks in LAX; DY Drops BOS-CPH/OSL, Adds JFK-

DL Cuts LAX, UA Adds. Gate swapped? Not sure about the DL situation, but UA has been down 1-2 gates at a time for the past two years or so during its terminal project, which should wrap this spring. For the first time in a while they'll be back to 'full strength' in terms of T7/8 real estate, which...

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by codc10
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 20616

Re: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT

UA is taking big chances and gambling with their future. I will tell you this, WHEN the world economy tanks next, UA, with all of these high profile and exotic new routes AND expensive new planes, will be the most exposed and in for a world of hurt. This is not my arm chair opinion but those of exp...

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by codc10
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 20616

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

The timing of the route is designed to keep the SFO-CDG flight as-is and use the same aircraft, if necessary. Unfortunate that it essentially forces a PPT overnight, unless a late-night Moorea ferry service can be implemented. TN has AKL and LAX arrivals after 10pm each night; perhaps a third flight...

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by codc10
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 20616

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

Based on some intel and United’s Instagram feed, my money is on SFOPPT with less-than-daily service. This has been in the works for a little while.

Also independent of the new LAX longhaul.

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by codc10
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Yup, nobody wants to even take a chance it could tip. Need more tail stands. The new -800SFPs will have the newer bulkhead/dividers....... https://s26.postimg.org/63fw1pqnt/20171208_090114_001.jpg Nice to see the new bulkheads on the 737s a few years after the first renderings. It's strange to me t...

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by codc10
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Yup, nobody wants to even take a chance it could tip. Need more tail stands. The new -800SFPs will have the newer bulkhead/dividers....... https://s26.postimg.org/63fw1pqnt/20171208_090114_001.jpg Nice to see the new bulkheads on the 737s a few years after the first renderings. It's strange to me t...

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by codc10
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 207
Views: 51987

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

LAX-AKL wouldn't make much sense for a S18 start given the seasonality of the market. LAX-CDG is very competitive with Norwegian and XL in the market for the long-haul lo-co's, plus AF, TN as incumbents and now Delta adding a LAX-CDG frequency. Not sure I see UA entering that fray. If an Atlantic ro...

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by codc10
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-300ER losing 9-abreast MCE
Replies: 26
Views: 9967

Re: AA 777-300ER losing 9-abreast MCE

Of the three, I'm actually most interested in United - and waiting to see if/when United takes the plunge on PE. Agreed, as the PE announcement is long overdue and UA seems to be moving forward with, in general, larger/denser premium and E+ cabins on similar equipment than AA or DL. It will be inte...

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by codc10
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

aaflyer222 wrote:
when is the last q200 flight? UA has not made any announcements about it thus far.


Mid-January, I believe.

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by codc10
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

VC10er wrote:
! Question: how many Polaris 772ER's will actually be in the fleet in the end? (flying alongside A350's?)


Assuming all remain in service and UA does not add any secondhand 77E, there will be 55 (33 777-222ER, 22 777-224ER).

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by codc10
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Regarding the 763s, I can't imagine that they won't keep the new Polaris 763s separate from the other two class 763s. With 14 Polaris 763s, would they be able to do something like dedicating them to LHR routes? LHR- EWR 5x, ORD 3x, IAD 3x It would be a capacity drop from IAH, but throw in DEN, when...

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by codc10
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Interesting choices by management here. I would have expected the reg#s in the N7501U format rather than the CO one. N76505, N47505.... guess which is the 738 and other the MAX9? Also MAX10 will start at Ship 7751 and not 7701? Odd.. :confused: Probably because the company is able to repeat the ent...

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by codc10
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19360

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

AAvgeek744 wrote:
I think I have seen this asked before but I can't recall. LY observes the Sabbath, so they cannot fly daily. How does ATC work at TLV for other airlines that are daily?


TLV and the airspace are open daily, notwithstanding El Al's longtime operational practices.

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by codc10
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I don't know why UA is not putting Polaris on their 764s. IMO, a misunderstanding. United has no plans to install the Polaris seat on the 767-400ER fleet *at the moment*, but that should not be construed to mean United will *never* put the Polaris seat into the 764s. The company has a lot of airpla...

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by codc10
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 20751

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

Yes, its Zodiac Optima. Sorry, but this is 100% an adapted Recaro seat. Not even close to being Zodiac. It looks exactly like Polaris/Optima just with different styling to fit LH's branding language. The basics are all the same, especially obvious in the window seat pair. There might even be some w...

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by codc10
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I presume there is no news or rumors about getting a second kind of bed seat for transcontinental ps service- such as a slightly modified all aisle access off the shelf solution for aircraft not slated for Polaris yet fly long and sometimes premium routes. There is no 767/757 replacement coming any...

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by codc10
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did UA cut IAH-ANC?
Replies: 10
Views: 3322

Re: Did UA cut IAH-ANC?

Probably not loaded yet, but oil traffic in the market (previously its lifeblood outside of tourist peaks) is way down.

Connecting via DEN is a reasonably direct alternative.

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by codc10
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at MRY 1999 - B757's?
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Re: United at MRY 1999 - B757's?

Looks like SFO fog diversions.

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by codc10
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets
Replies: 54
Views: 10788

Re: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets

I flew on HL7742 a year before it crashed (OZ214 @SFO) and have some cabin photos from the flight. We sat in 4D/G, the charred remains of which were visible in overhead photos of the forward section of the airplane as the top of the fuselage completely burned away. This is one of the eeriest photos ...

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by codc10
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

aaflyer222 wrote:
has c5 ended q200 service at ewr with the schedule change? If so, is there any idea of how many aircraft will exit?


Not yet... I believe the last C5 Q200 service is planned for January.

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by codc10
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was DC10 better than L1011?
Replies: 26
Views: 5408

Re: Why was DC10 better than L1011?

The DC-10 beat the L-1011 to market, which contributed to its success in substantial part. Objectively, the L-1011 was, in many ways, a superior airliner. I think history would have been quite different if Lockheed and RR hadn't agreed on an exclusivity deal, and the 'Ten Eleven' had the JT9D or CF6...

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by codc10
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Tokyo Narita still considered a Hub for United?
Replies: 24
Views: 3284

Re: Is Tokyo Narita still considered a Hub for United?

Officially it still is, because of the NH relationship. Sort of similar to the way DL calls AMS and CDG hubs, even though they do not operate any beyond flights.

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by codc10
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

They can add 70 additional ERJ-175s for an additional 88 100 seat mainline aircraft. Probably the wrong thread for this question but I really don't see why the scope language cannot be re-negotiated to be: "add 70 additional E175s for an additional 88 any-sized mainline aircraft" The larg...

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by codc10
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Back Up Disaster Relief Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1551

Re: Back Up Disaster Relief Airport

Post-consolidation, the majors have greater hub redundancy which allows some, though not all, traffic to be routed over other hubs if a major connecting complex is shut down for any period of time due to a storm. The local traffic usually suffers disproportionately and that would not be mitigated at...

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by codc10
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 117
Views: 33812

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

A bit of news from an interview with new ANA CEO Yuji Hirako. o Seems only route will be Tokyo-Honolulu o Roughly 500 seats, including first class o Plans to become largest airline between Tokyo-Hawaii o No plans for additonal A380s. https://skift.com/2017/10/23/interview-ana-ceo-on-his-star-wars-s...

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by codc10
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 745
Views: 135090

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

A new engine would make this very realistic... Can they someone to build one? It could also be retrofitted onto older aircraft as well... Have a great day, I wonder if the 763ER could be revamped with the 764 main gear, possibly allowing installation of the GEnx-2B67 (105" fan)? The already re...

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by codc10
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

A320s from where sir? And any reg# info? :bouncy: This could be what you're looking for! Airbus A320 -232 2680 N4901U United Airlines regd 16oct17, delivery 17-18oct17 SHE-NRT-ANC ex B-6275 Looks like N####U is the new registration convention going forward. Double edge sword. More availability mean...

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by codc10
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Girt Bar manual vs. automatic.
Replies: 15
Views: 2066

Re: 737 Girt Bar manual vs. automatic.

Just curious as to why Boeing kept the practice of a manual girt bar for arming/disarming the slide rather than an automatic one as on most aircraft today. Thank you. A major 737 customer (cough, Southwest, cough) has historically been adamantly against fundamental changes to basic systems to prese...

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by codc10
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 15813

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

I don't thiink Delta would play this game. They would want the best price period for their A321s and could care less what clause AA had with Airbus. Ironically, AA's 'most favored nation' status with Boeing was cited as a reason Airbus was able to snag AA in 2011. AA's 1996 20-year exclusive suppli...

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by codc10
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 3695

Re: New England Patriots 767

They are operating pursuant to Part 125, and have sourced their own crews for the operation.

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by codc10
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 207
Views: 51987

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

I find this interesting. Ua is clearly far and away the most profitable of the legacies in NYC. Now Kirby also says it is the most profitable by quite a bit in lax. How is it still getting yield that is so much lower than delta overall? I am sure delta runs up the score in its fortress hubs, but un...

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by codc10
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 767
Views: 140104

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

http://www.theicct.org/sites/default/files/aircraft_efftrends_carousel.jpg Can someone explain the strong progress around 1970 and the following rebound that takes 10 years to recross the 1970 line? advent of the Wide Body Airliner? I'm not sure of the exact data the chart is derived from, but my g...

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by codc10
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Service IAH- UA
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: European Service IAH- UA

At one point, especially with Continental, the European count was much higher than only four. Really? At its peak, CO had: LHR x2 (3x for a few seasons, back to 2x now) AMS (launched 2002, 2nd flight operated ~2008, now back to 1x) CDG (cut in 2012) FRA (added in 2009, replacing a 2nd AMS frequency...

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by codc10
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United new safety video!
Replies: 35
Views: 4717

Re: United new safety video!

KiloRomeoDelta wrote:
On every single flight I have seen people start watching it, and halfway through start fiddling with their phones or whatever.


Pretty much the case with every single safety demonstration these days, manual or video. In fact, it's unusual for a passenger to pay attention at all!

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by codc10
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

SK is reportedly ditching their fleet of 16 737-600 as new 320NEOs join. I wonder if there is an opportunity there? At the right price, with slimlavs and current-gen slimline seats, with no forward closet or galley unit aft of 1R, I think UA would be able accommodate 8F/108Y with E+, which could mak...

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by codc10
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 744 utilization with full fleet
Replies: 21
Views: 2899

Re: United 744 utilization with full fleet

commavia wrote:
United also definitely used the 747s on the RTW flights UA1/2 that operated through LHR, DEL and HKG - resuming in 2001 after being suspended in 1999.


I always thought LHR-DEL-HKG was a 763 during the time of the RTW service...

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by codc10
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol Presents New Terminal Building Design
Replies: 26
Views: 5830

Re: Schiphol Presents New Terminal Building Design

Somewhat reminiscent of the former Terminal 6 (National Sundrome) at JFK...

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by codc10
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 13925

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes!

"was first curious as to what aircraft would be used on SFO-ZRH. I expected a 763 but the 787 is a great surprise! I wonder if any of the shorter transatlantic routes with upgauge to a 767 after they start. Hopefully!" No more 767's at SFO. Other then an occasional a/c sub or diversion th...

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by codc10
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 18681

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

Delta also needs to get as many of its commuting pilots and FAs as possible out of Florida in order to support the operation...

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by codc10
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B747-400 in Bari, Italy (BRI/LIBD)
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

Re: UA B747-400 in Bari, Italy (BRI/LIBD)

Sutton's Global 5000 flew BRI-EWR a few hours before the UAL flight. Saw the 744 at EWR Termibal B this morning and tried to run down the reason it was there.

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by codc10
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Very sad day. I mean, not for Air Wisconsin, but we were on the road to getting rid of the CR2. While we all agree that any 50-seater is not optimal, they're still better than no airplane. I've lost track after all the shuffling of RJ operators/fleets the past few months. What is the net gain for U...

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by codc10
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL at NRT and ICN
Replies: 43
Views: 5559

Re: Future of DL at NRT and ICN

DL's having (possible) 5th Freedom routes to CN ex-NRT sidesteps CN/KR issues that could impair ex-ICN routes to CN. DL is getting into the KE JV to exit fifth-freedom flying, among a plethora of other things. China is a critical market but don't expect to see any DL growth there ex-NRT if the JV e...

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by codc10
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

calpsafltskeds wrote:
Actually N105UA was ordered by NW 747-451 but air fleets said not delivered. Looks like UA picked it up new.


N105UA and N106UA were whitetails built for NW but not taken up, and UAL acquired them new. A few differences from the -422s but they were always in a standard UAL configuration.

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by codc10
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

...A two-position tailskid at the rear of the aircraft. The tailskid protects longerbodied 737-800s and -900ERs against inadvertent tailstrikes during landing, which allows higher aircraft approach attitudes and lower landing speeds... In a hard landing from a bounce, doesn't the aft fuselage actua...

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by codc10
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

When new aircraft types get fitted with Polaris, like the 767, 772, do you think will they be doing training flights for some time on EWR-SFO as the 77Ws did? (Before going into international service) I can't wait to fly a Polaris 767 because I love the size of a 767 tube. It will go into service m...

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by codc10
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers
Replies: 42
Views: 7111

Re: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers

With what aircraft? DL doesn't have many available planes, and they're using the 359 for 744 replacement, and neither DL nor AA even have long haul out of SFO, so why would they start off with a route that would cause overcapacity, and would require a large part of the fleet that can do this route?...

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by codc10
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers
Replies: 42
Views: 7111

Re: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers

DL has a lot of old school UA managers who left during BK, very innovative indeed. Not to mention the architect of Delta's post-BK NYC and greater network strategy, Glen Hauenstein, who was a longtime CO executive. The DL ranks have at least a dozen CO/UA high-ranking managers who shook out during ...

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by codc10
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 16381

Re: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft

> Up to 70 additional 76-seaters can be added if UA adds a "new small narrowbody." The NSNB is defined as a CS100, E190, or E195. Any 737 or A320 series does *not* count as a NSNB. The CS300 does not count either. Presumably, the E2 series would count, but it is not explicitly defined. Th...

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by codc10
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 135
Views: 21647

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

If a 737-700 can fly SNA-HNL with a full load, I would assume a 737-7 Max certainly could. ETOPS reserves and performance issues out of SNA routinely caused the UA SNA-HNL flight to be weight-restricted, limiting revenue on a high-cost route. It also did not capture enough of a premium to justify k...

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by codc10
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1851
Views: 295839

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I can't remember what was changed though....been to long since iv flown it. Off the top of my head, I believe the SFP has sealed slats and increased deflection for ground spoilers. The tailskid was also modified. Not sure if the SFP includes the carbon brakes but UA 737s have that anyway regardless...

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